Maritime Safety News Today – 18th March 2008

Bodies of Bulgarian Cargo Ship Vanessa’s Captain, 4 More Sailors
Sofia News Agency – Bulgaria
Todorov and the Ukrainian sailor Oleg Yunikov have added to the list of the dead crewmembers among all 11, who were on board at the time of sinking.

Cosco Busan pilot accused of federal crimes
San Francisco Chronicle – CA, USA
John Joseph Cota of Petaluma, who was piloting the Cosco Busan in heavy fog when it hit the bridge’s western span Nov. 7, was charged in federal court in

Authorities detain ship captain
Kathimerini – Athens,Greece
Merchant Marine Minister Giorgos Voulgarakis admitted that it was lucky the accident took place close to Piraeus. «There were many means available which

NY Collision Investigated
Posted 03/17/08 at 09:35 AM

The Coast Guard is investigating a collision between a 623-foot freighter and a 216-foot dredge in the upper bay of New York Harbor about one mile north of Staten Island, N.Y., around 9 a.m. today. The freighter Osprey I, carrying scrap metal, collided with the dredge Delaware Bay while traveling outbound for sea

Riverdance ferry could be cut up
Blackpool Gazette – Blackpool,England,UK
of refloating the stricken vessel had been exhausted. But, after suffering “significant” damage in last week’s storms and sinking further into the sand,

Green Ships: Politicians Ready if Industry Not
Posted 03/17/08 at 09:29 AM

More than 190 participants at the 5th annual Green Ship Technology conference in Rotterdam on March 11-12 explored the latest tide of ‘stick and carrot’ options for making shipping environmentally sustainableFerry unions get settlements after ‘04 ferry grounding
By kim
The grounding of the LeConte on a reef in Peril Strait cost the Alaska Marine Highway System $7.7 million in damages and disrupted service to the vessel’s regular ports of call, including Sitka, Angoon, Hoonah and others.

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